Pokémon Sword and Shield Art Director James Turner is sure feeling nostalgic lately. After sharing a fantastic illustration yesterday based on the first Pokémon title he ever worked on, 2003’s Pokémon Colosseum, today he is paying tribute to its sequel, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

As Turner points out, today marks the 15th anniversary of Pokémon XD’s Japanese launch. His latest artwork depicts protagonist Michael with his starter Pokémon Eevee, along with his sister Jovi and her Minun and Plusle.

 

 
Turner also worked on Pokémon XD’s opening cutscene, some minor characters, as well as the star of the game’s box art and the ultimate Shadow Pokémon, Shadow Lugia.

 

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!

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